SPORTS, APRIL 30TH

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

The Glenwood Demons kept their playoff hopes alive with a doubleheader sweep over the Eagle Valley Devils on Saturday, 13 to 10 and 3 to 1. The Roaring Fork Rams swept Coal Ridge 19 to 8 and 12 to 2. In Rifle, the Bears split a doubleheader with the Gunnison Cowboys winning the first game 12 to 2 and dropping the second game 8 to 4.

TRACK AND FIELD

Craig–At the Clint Wells Invitational in Craig, the Glenwood Demons boys and girls came away with top honors. The Rifle boys claimed the title at the Montrose Invitational while the Lady Bears came in fifth overall.

SOCCER

Coal Ridge and Aspen kicked to a 2-2 tie.

NBA

Los Angeles–The Nuggets ran in to a human brick wall by the name of Andrew Bynum in yesterday’s first round playoff game in L.A. The Laker’s center had a triple-double with 10 points, 13 rebounds and an astounding 10 blocked shots in a 103-88 win over the Nuggets. Game two is tomorrow night at Staples.

MLB

The Rockies lost to the Mets 6 to 5 yesterday in 11 innings at Coors Field. The Dodgers are in town tonight for the first of a three game series.

MIAMI (AP) – The Miami Marlins are hosting the Arizona
Diamondbacks this afternoon in a National League game. The game
features a veteran pitcher going against a newcomer. Miami’s Mark
Buehrle (BUR’-lee) is the vet and he is 1-3 with a 2.63 earned run
average. The youngster is Patrick Corbin of the Diamondbacks. He is
new to the Arizona rotation; fresh out of double-A Mobile, Ala.,
where he had an ERA of 1.67 in four starts.

UNDATED (AP) – There are three NBA playoff games this evening.
In Miami the Heat look to take a 2-0 lead over the Knicks in their
best-of-seven series, while in Indianapolis the Pacers will try to
even things up at 1-1 with Orlando, and in Oklahoma City the
Thunder are out to take a 2-0 lead over defending NBA champion
Dallas.

UNDATED (AP) – The NHL playoff schedule is a light one tonight,
just two games. In New York the Rangers and Capitals are going at
it in the second game of their best-of-seven series. New York won
the opening contest. And in St. Louis the Blues are looking to
bounce back after losing to the Kings in the first game of their
best-of-seven affair.

AVONDALE, La. (AP) – Jason Dufner edged Ernie Els in a playoff
to win the Zurich Classic yesterday in Louisiana. Dufner birdied
the second playoff hole to beat Els after each finished regulation
tied at 19-under par. The win is Dufner’s first in 164 starts on
the PGA Tour.

SAO PAULO (AP) – Will Power likes racing in Brazil. He won
yesterday’s IndyCar’s Sao Paulo 300 for the third straight time.
The Australian was hardly challenged on the streets of the city and
finished well ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay.

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